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Johns Hopkins University World's Fair collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0545
This artificially-assembled collection consists of materials relating to international World's Fairs and Expositions, including photographs; postcards; written travelogues or personal accounts of the fairs; ephemera, including programs and printed souvenirs; lithographs and engravings; and physical objects. The materials date from the 1830s to the 1960s.

Dates

  • 1830s-1967

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

6.87 Cubic Feet (6 full-sized legal document boxes, 3 half-sized legal document boxes, 2 full-sized letter document boxes, 2 postcard boxes (7 x 3.75 x 5), 4 flat boxes (12.5 x 9 x 3; 10.75 x 7.75 x 2.5; 18.75 x 12.75 x 1.5; 25 x 21 x 1.5), and 1 custom box, 1 flat box (10.75 x 7.25 x 3.75; 21 x 3 x 17), 1 flat box (24.5 x 1.5 x 20.5) )

Biographical / Historical

This is an artificially assembled collection, so no biographical or historical note is required.

Scope and Contents

This artificially-assembled collection consists of materials relating to international World's Fairs and Expositions, including photographs; postcards; written travelogues or personal accounts of the fairs; ephemera, including programs and printed souvenirs; lithographs and engravings; and physical objects. The materials date from the 1830s to the 1960s.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was accumulated through discrete purchases and donations. Please see the accession files for more information.

Processing Information note

Finding aid prepared by Kelly Spring in 2014 and Valerie Addonizio in 2016. Additional processing by Annie Tang in May 2016, and Charlottee Gassoway in May 2018.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA